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On Location: Nunavut, Canada in Atanarjuat (2001)

A feathered archipelago stretching northward into the Arctic Circle, Canada’s Nunavut territory is known for its rich and storied Inuit art, including sculpture, music and dance. It’s also the home of a 21st century wave of independent filmmaking – stories told by the Inuit population using homegrown talent. At the centre is Isuma, the award-winning […]

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Brand X: Gullfire from Escape from New York (John Carpenter, 1981)

Future flight – The Gullfire from Escape from New York (John Carpenter, 1981) “You flew the Gullfire over Leningrad. You know how to get in quiet. You’re all I’ve got.” – US Police Force Commissioner Bob Hauk From ‘Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft 1999’, pp346: The Lockheed G-6 Gullfire stealth sustainer motor glider entered service […]

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The Score: Rambo: First Blood Part II (Composer: Jerry Goldsmith, 1985)

If ever a film made guys want to run around topless with a gun and a bandanna, Rambo:First Blood Part II was it – and Jerry Goldsmith’s ridiculously macho CD cover (not to mention the music!) confirms the suspicion. Sly Stallone’s second outing as John ‘get an extra supply of body bags’ Rambo was a […]

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Screengem: Indiana Jones’s Hat

Indiana Jones is essentially a superhero: usually the bowtied and bespectacled Prof. Henry Jones Jr., he has only to climb into his chosen costume to become Indiana Jones, whip-wielding discoverer of the Holy Grail and insouciant scourge of the Nazis. And, while his revolver is ever-ready, his whip indispensible and his jacket unmistakable, only his […]